Time Out DT #35, AEI♥U #26, Virginia’s View #16, Happy Little Stampers CAS – July, Seize The Birthday 2/7

We have a lovely theme for our new challenge this fortnight at Time Out … ‘Nature’ with the optional twist of animals … so many possibilities!  Here’s my non twist card …

Time Out DT 35Time OutI stamped the Uniko butterfly and Avery Elle sentiment onto a white card panel in Versamark and heat embossed both with Ranger Liquid Platinum EP.  The butterfly was watercoloured with Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and had shimmer added with Wink of Stella (because what well dressed butterfly goes anywhere without a hint of sparkle?).  After masking the butterfly, I spritzed the ink that was left on my craft mat with a little water, picked up each colour with a paint brush and delicately splattered the panel.  Strips of raspberry cardstock were adhered to each side of my card base and I popped the panel up over them on fun foam (a la Jennifer McGuire!).  Want to get a closer look at that subtle sparkle?

Time Out DT 35 Detail Feel like giving your creative muscles a work out?  We’d love to have you join us!  How about letting your imagination roam … and seeing where ‘Nature’ takes you?  This fortnight, we’re sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays … if you use the optional twist of animals on your card, you’ll be in with a random chance of winning a $25 gift card … and as usual, our overall winner (as chosen by the DT) will be invited to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge.  All the details are over on the Time Out blog, along with heaps of inspiration from our lovely and talented Guest Designer, Barb Ghig from Barb’s Studio Creations and our amazing DT!  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

My butterfly is fluttering off to …

AEI♥U – Sparkle

Virginia’s View – Stamping

Happy Little Stampers CAS – Stamping

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes (No Toppings)

I’m delighted to welcome a few more new friends and followers today … non bloggers Karen G (with a Stamp TV Gallery I’m on the hunt for … I’ll do a link when I find it, Karen!) and Kerstin M, … and blogger Nicole from The Paper Baker, who has a fun blog with heaps of detailed tutorials and reviews … I’m sure she’d love a visit … and so would you!  Whether you’re blogging or non blogging, ladies … you’re all very welcome, I’m honoured … thank you for joining me 🙂

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

Challenge 26       


44 thoughts on “Time Out DT #35, AEI♥U #26, Virginia’s View #16, Happy Little Stampers CAS – July, Seize The Birthday 2/7

  1. Nonni

    I’m with others -your butterfly is stunning! This is my favorite embossing powder and I also like to use fun foam for 3d effect -it’s so simple!

  2. Kylie

    wow! Anita, this butterfly is sensational! I love the colours and that gorgeous embossing. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx (and thanks so much for your birthday wishes xx)

  3. thepaperbaker

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Oh my that butterfly…. gorgeous! Love all the colors & splatters. I agree, it looks like stained glass…. Anita you’re so sweet! I’ve enjoyed finding your blog tremendously… You are so talented! Thank you 😉

  4. Brenda

    Gorgeous butterfly with such a pretty colour combo! Love the added splatter. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Barbara Roe

    Beautiful Anita. The embossing is perfect for the design and your great cardstock I love. Embossing before coloring, pens or watercolor, makes the image pop and it is easier to color. Have a lovely weekend

  6. chriss58

    Beautiful butterfly! I love the colour combo, just says summer to me! You know how I feel about the platinum embossing…gorgeous and elegant! Hugs xox

  7. serendipitydragonfly

    Absolutely gorgeous Anita – that butterfly is stunning and the gently speckled background just adds that little something to the whole. I love Jennifer McGuire’s tip with the foam and have tried it out myself several times.


    Karen xxx

  8. Nora

    WOW! I love the colors you used on this card. They look so pretty with the gold embossing around the butterfly. I am using Jennifer McGuire’s foam tip too. In fact, I need to go get more because I have use all my stash up! I really like the paper you used on this too. It has a little pattern and looks nice behind the butterfly. Really lovely card!

  9. lollthompson

    Love the colours of your butterfly … so pretty and the sparkle adds an elegant touch! 🙂 Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  10. susannev2014

    Sorry for not commenting in so long! But now I am back! And I really love your beautifully colored butterfly card with the splatters!

  11. Geri G

    Next to the runway is an eye catching butterfly, resplendent in her stunning frock of pretty colors! Her beautiful ensemble (an Anita original) is further complimented by two lovely panels of vibrant raspberry card stock and randomly placed, spots of color.

    A large round of applause please for another haute couture creation by the amazing & talented Anita from France!

  12. BarbGhig

    Absolutely STUNNING butterfly, Anita! I love the colors and all the lovely sparkle you added…so pretty! Loving how you splattered the background, too…Such a beautiful card!
    I’m so glad I stopped to read Geri’s comment…how perfectly she introduced your gorgeous card…WOW!

  13. kimheggins

    I have to agree with everything that Miss Geri said…this is simply one fabulous card. Love your gorgeous coloring on that beautiful butterfly, you always amaze with your incredible cards.

  14. Brenda

    Oh my goodness what a beautiful card and butterfly Anita!! I love that you colored this butterfly with distress inks, the colors are so vibrant and this butterfly is so stylin’ with the shimmer and sparkle she has! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

  15. Joyce M.

    Wow–this is stunning. Love how you painted and blinged up that pretty embossed butterfly. And, I love the little splatters you added to your background.

  16. djkardkreations

    It’s so hard not to say this every.single.time, but now I think that THIS might be my favorite Anita card of all time! It is extraordinary! You should be bustin’ your buttons with pride over this work of ART, my friend! WOWZA! Hugs and MWAH! Darnell

  17. Michele

    Thanks for that close-up, Anita… Mother Nature could take a lesson here! Wow, do I LOve those colors – I only wish the Monarch’s were this gorgeous! we arrived home to find our Butterfly Weed has been visited… caterpillars and cocoons to watch soon!
    =] Michele

  18. Anni

    What a beauty! Love the watercolors with the golden embossing!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  19. Shona Chambers

    Wow Anita, this is one butterfly who knows how to dress in style!! Beautiful colours against the silver embossing, it really is stunning. And if your interested, the theme over at CAS-ual Fridays is ’embossing’, this would fit in perfectly!!

  20. born57

    This butterfly is absolutely stunning! A winner in my book for sure Anita! You made me laugh about you being lunch for the mosquitos.

  21. Tracey McNeely

    Anita I wrote the book on being behind! Gorgeous butterfly and the gold embossing is fabulous!

  22. kerstin462kesu

    Wow! It’s so beautiful! You’re a colour genius. Thanks also for directing me to Uniko. Never heard of them before, but it looks like I’ll do some shoppin there soon.

  23. Petra

    Absolutely fantastic colouring of that stunning butterfly, Anita and so softly splattered with some delicate ink droplets!!!! Love the pink strips on the side!!! Another beautiful card, my friend!!! Love it!!!!

  24. cmayne

    GASP! You’re well-dressed, shimmery butterfly has captured my heart! In love…absolutely in love!

  25. Amy Kolling

    Well….this is stunning! Love the embossing, the distress ink coloring, and the splattering! Thanks so much for playing along with the AEI♥U Challenge!


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